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Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost
Collect: O God of love, Father in Heaven, you know our frailties and failings. Give us your grace to overcome them; keep us from those things that harm us; and guide us in a way of salvation; through our Lord, Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen
Old Testament Lesson: Ezekiel 18:25-28
New Testament Lesson: Philippians 2:1-11
Holy Gospel: St. Matthew 21:28-32
Wednesday, September 23
St. Luke 4:1-13
Thursday, September 24
St. Luke 4:14-30
Friday, September 25
St. Luke 4:31-37
Saturday, September 26
St. Luke 4:38-44
St. Matthew 13:44-52
Monday, September 28
St. Luke 5:1-11
Tuesday, September 29
St. Luke 5:12-26
Wednesday, September 30
St. Luke 5:27-39
Thursday, October 1
St. Luke 6:1-11
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Pr. Mark A. Hoffman, STS
Carol Klinger, Parish Secretary
James M. Slemmer, Parish Musician
Sophia Hoon, Director of Children’s and Youth Choirs; Parish Youth Worker
Tammy J. Meckley, Financial Secretary
Action Against Hunger is a service to the community in which we provide a hot meal on the First Friday of every month. We are currently serving over 175 meals and would be glad for your assistance. Or if you know someone who could use a hot meal, send them our direction!
The pipe organ installed in St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church was built by the M.P. Moller Organ Company of Hagerstown, Maryland in 1948. Some pipes from the church’s previous 1906 organ were used in this organ. In 1972, the organ was rebuilt and enlarged by the Moller Company.
In 2016, the organ was completely restored and installed by Bard B. Wickkiser, Organbuilder, of Baltimore, MD, with the assistance of Larry Pruett of Columbia Organ Works, Columbia, PA. A new computer controlled electrical system was installed in the console. All leather actions, felts, and valves were replaced along with all rubberized cloth, wind line gaskets, and all other perishable materials. All of the wiring in the organ’s console, organ chambers, and in-between was replaced. The old DC power converter was replaced with three new DC power supplies, one located in each of the pipe chambers and one in the console. The entire organ was thoroughly cleaned, including washing of the pipework and restoration of the reed stops. The old organ blower, which had been located in the basement, was replaced with two high speed, German-crafted blowers, one each located in the pipe chambers. Now that the organ has been restored, it will continue to play reliably for decades to come.
The organ contains 980 pipes contained across 14 ranks. The specification of the organ is as follows:
8’ Open Diapason
2’ Super Octave
Great to Great 16’
Great Unison Off
Great to Great 4’
Swell to Great 16’
Swell to Great 8’
Swell to Great 4’
16’ Lieblich Bourdon
8’ Stopped Diapason
8’ Vox Celeste
4’ Flute D’ Amour
2 2/3’ Nazard
4’ Vox Humana
Swell to Swell 16’
Swell Unison Off
Swell to Swell 4’
16’ Lieblich Bourdon
8’ Stopped Flute
4’ Lieblich Flute
Great to Pedal 8’
Swell to Pedal 8’
Great to Pedal 4’
Swell to Pedal 4’
Music is an integral part of our Lutheran Heritage. We are blessed with two exceptional professionals — Parish Musician James M. Slemmer, and Children’s and Youth Choir Director Sophia Hoon. We provide several opportunities for music participation:
• Adult Choir which leads the liturgy every Sunday;
• Alleluia Choir, upper elementary and high school youth, which leads the liturgy every Sunday;
• Cherub Choir, lower elementary, which sings monthly;
• Bell Choir which plays at Festival Services;
• Chime Choir, children’s bell choir preparatory, which plays at Festival Services
R.E.A.D. = Read, Enjoy, And Discover was inspired by the long line of people and their children waiting to be served by the Outreach Center. R.E.A.D. is not a program which teaches how to read, but instead is designed to assist children in improving their reading skills, communication skills, self-esteem, and attention span. Trained volunteers provide extensive one-on-one interaction with the children. Included are special events for the children throughout the year.
The Outreach Center is a service project of enormous proportions involving many people who willingly give their time and efforts. We provide food for ~75 families on the third Saturday of every month. Donations of food or funds are always welcome. You are welcome to join us in this effort.
Worship the Lord with Us!
Sunday Services – 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Full Liturgy of Word and Sacrament — Sunday 9:00 am
Education Hour for All Ages — Sunday 10:30 am
Candlelight Liturgy of Word and Sacrament — Sunday 4:00 pm
Weekday Minor Festival Celebrations — 7:00 pm
Saturday Minor Festival Celebrations — 4:00 pm
St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church serves Millersburg and her surrounding communities. We are a confessional, orthodox congregation of the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic church. Come and join us for worship and any other of our events!